The Balmoral Show 2015


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The Balmoral Show will open its doors for the 147th year of Food, Farming Family and Fun in partnership with UlsterBank.
People from near and far are set to congregate on the new 65 acre Balmoral Park for Ireland’s largest agri-food show, running from Wednesday the 13th to Friday the 15th of May.
Food is an extraordinarily important piece of the Balmoral Show event, and for the discerning foodie it is a not to be missed showcase of the best of the best of local produce and talents.
Looking forward to the event, Michele Shirlow, Chief Executive, Food NI said “The Food NI Pavilion is a unique food experience where people can enjoy demonstrations from our Taste of Ulster chefs, sampling and buying local produce from top quality local food and drink companies. The Pavilion provides an unrivalled Northern Ireland food and drink experience.”

The Pavilion boasts two kitchens, the Tesco Cookery Theatre that will be running a stake competition, and the Taste of Ulster TV signature kitchen, both providing some of Northern Ireland’s top chefs the opportunity to showcase their talents, using the best local ingredients from over 60 exhibiting producers. Chefs such as Niall Mc Kenna of James Street South, Chris McGowan of Great British Menu 2015(2014 Regional Winner), as well as local food celebrity and BBC broadcaster Chef Paula McIntyre hosting our design an eel recipe competition as well as bringing her expertise and witty enthusiasm to engage audiences and is a popular commentator on all things regarding Northern Ireland food.
The event will be a launch pad for our YouTube channel Taste of Ulster TV and subscribing will give you the chance to win an amazing prize: A Gourmet Getaway to Fermanagh with an overnight stay in a luxurious Lakeview room at Lough Erne Resort and an evening meal in their Catalina Restaurant

You can find all our recipes for the Balmoral show kitchens here!

The Pavilion also has a wide variety of exhibitors showing off their produce from Glastry Farm Ice Cream to Broughgammon Steak! Every year the tent grows due to the popular demand from visitors and it is a chance to see and sample the very best of Local produce including artisan and organic products.

Check out who’s going to be there so you know what we have to offer!
The Wild Hog, Moy Park, Tayto, Dale Farm, Mulllins, Avondale, Indie Fude, Harnett’s Oils, Armagh Cider, Dart Mountain Cheese Company, Made with Love xo, Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil, SD Bells, Irwin’s, Milgro Onions, Long Meadow Cider, Mash Direct, The Big Lunch, Hovis Ltd, Thompson Family Teas, Annaghmore Mushrooms, Kennedy Bacon, Broughgammon Farm, Foodie Folk, Glastry Farm, Your Food Stories, Whites Oats, Neary Nogs, Krazi Baker, Eleanor Craigs Fudge, Linwoods, Thyme and Co The Heatherlea Cavanagh, Free Range Eggs, Glenballyeamon Eggs, Genesis Crafty, Biosearch, Burren Balsamics, Flavour of Tyrone, Little Treats NI, Hollah Preserving, Soil Association, Wilsons CountrySauce Works, Karro CookstownFood Standards Agency, Just Live a Little, Simply Fruit, Glens of Antrim, P McCanns and SonsSea Source, c/o Anifpo, Comber Early Growers Co-Operative, Erin Grove Preserves, Jolly PiesHomemade by MannsMiss McKeown’s TeaCraigavon Heartland, Kearney Blue Cheese, Braemar Ice Cream, Talks and Tastings Area.